[foaf-dev] (static) functional properties for distinguishing people?
simon.reinhardt at koeln.de
Sun Mar 1 12:30:34 CET 2009
Dan Brickley wrote:
> I can't think of any right now, and suspect the mix of technical and
> social considerations involved make this approach eternally infeasible.
> Just wanted to check I wasn't blanking out and missing something
> obvious. I assume we'll get by with hacks and heuristics rather than
> pure logical guarantees. Sometimes the data world is messy for good
> reason :)
Indeed. Since there are other people with my name on the web I first put some statements into my FOAF file where I'm describing those people with what I could find about them on the web and then stated that they are owl:differentFrom me. The idea being that I don't get associated with them and that those stupid people search engines could make use of that in the future.
However I decided not to publish that version of my FOAF file because ultimately it seemed to be a better idea to leave this fuzziness intact for privacy reasons.
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